Tuesday, October 28, 2014

disciple myself
work on wooden mind
sweep clean
everyday.

- 6.80 dhammapada
i had a dream i was bleeding again
you wrapped your arms around me
said
"let it go"

thought
arms, yes
i see
you want to be near me
not
let
go

so
understood
the blood and tides leave without us
we're
still
together.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Butsudan salon,
Kamidana kitchen,
Inari shrine,

all swept clean,


worn but loved,
still here, old and strong as,

walking after onzen,
the clan elderly.

An old man pushes family trash
in a wheelbarrow,
the debris of generations.

Weedless garden plots assure
stooping stays in the slim old bone.

Graceful age
in this tidy place.

Yet just outside

monsters of chaos.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

episode

lost!

bicycle tire
small fox shiba
(satsuma sweet)

chocolate!

two languages
three continents
one quality -

k i n d n e s s.

Monday, October 13, 2014

kitsune

broken tailed!
All night
I heard the breaking of white porcelain.

This morning,
I walked to the beach and swept clean the shrine path.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

the storm rose up after midnight
an eye of quiet at ten
then

storm again in dream

my wrong behavior
using water in someone else's house
a shower
refusing to accept
anger
to fully apologise
this queasy whine of guilt
this uneasy lie to oneself


don't appropriate what is not yours
even if you have need of it 

Friday, October 10, 2014

scattered rice hulls
on fresh earth row
last heat
first
blood
moon

w i n g


What comes into this house alive
and green
"turtle-winged "  
soft as hazy stars?


- On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Compos'd 1629, verse III, John Milton
                                            (typhoon forecast)

w i n g


w i n g s


Thursday, October 9, 2014